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Old 12-07-2011, 22:24   #91
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Re: Human Slobs

lots of ways to calculate it...

World Population Clock - Worldometers

At the dawn of agriculture, about 8000 B.C., the population of the world was approximately 5 million. Over the 8,000-year period up to 1 A.D. it grew to 200 million (some estimate 300 million or even 600, suggesting how imprecise population estimates of early historical periods can be), with a growth rate of under 0.05% per year.
A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987). During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion.

Year Population
1
200 million
1000 275 million
1500 450 million
1650
500 million
1750 700 million
1804
1 billion
1850 1.2 billion
1900 1.6 billion
1927
2 billion
1950 2.55 billion
1955 2.8 billion
1960
3 billion
1965 3.3 billion
1970 3.7 billion
1975 4 billion
1980 4.5 billion
1985 4.85 billion
1990 5.3 billion
1995 5.7 billion
1999
6 billion
2000 6.1 billion
2005 6.45 billion
2006
6.5 billion
2010 6.8 billion
2020 7.6 billion
2030 8.2 billion
2040 8.8 billion
2050 9.2 billion
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Old 12-07-2011, 22:27   #92
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Re: Human Slobs

U r scaring me!!!!
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Ok what I am reading online is we are 7 billion. 1975 was 4 billion. We are getting close to 100%... Higher than 60. Give it a few more weeks
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I've read different. I'll try and research When not on ipad
Salty, here is the link I got the stats from. Perhaps it helps the research.

International Programs - Total Midyear Population for the World: 1950-2050 - U.S. Census Bureau
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Using wiki here for now same figures. Still shocking
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Using wiki here for now same figures. Still shocking
What really scares me is that there are 3X more people in the world now then when I was born.

And I don't think *I* am that old.. .lol.
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I was thinking of that matamatician with the checker board who started with one rice pit and doubbled up until the last block on the board... i just kinda wonder how those number would add up against the checker board?

Just immagine each one of those 7 billion people could give you only one cent!
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What scared me is I noticed the change since then. If you know a bit of history like the year 1347 and Malthusian theories What's gonna happen?
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[QUOTE=MarkJ;727146]They have. Its available. The deposit on plastic water battles is not unique


10 cents per container is quite a lot.
As a kid I worked from 9 yeras old delivering or selling newspapers. Those jobs are not available anymore, but at 10 cents per bottle I would be self employed!
2 hours after school would have to net 100 bottles/cartons =$10 or $50 per week. For a 9 year old thats a few movies/popcorn and... [I edited it out but it was funny!].
By the way I read you pirate story and the way you worded the story was amazing. I felt like I was there as well. I bet it was scary...



You know how hard it is to get lazy people off there buts and try to recycle things like that. I remember when we first got married after work I would slip into warm clothing and go out every night and pick up cans and plastics. Saturday mornings I would take the smelly items in my truck drive 2 miles and recycle them.
This being 12 years ago I was getting around 200 bucks for cans and around 70-80 bucks for plastics. I felt good about myself and now I show my kids what happens when you save these items up and at the end of the week that's money in your pocket and less crap floating and blowing around. It's not that difficult and you spend time educating kids which is the best medicine. But we live in a world of lazy people who just don't care. "Human Slobs"

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Ok what I am reading online is we are 7 billion. 1975 was 4 billion. We are getting close to 100%... Higher than 60. Give it a few more weeks
Do people know what birth controls is.
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Birth control will help, but i think it's too late!

And then I guess they do, but the question is do they have time care!
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Your'e kidding me!

I throw banana peels on some of my plants as food.

They are gone in a few weeks.

But then I am in Florida.
Few people realize that the banana was the product of early radiation experiments in the South Pacific in the late 1940's. These experiments were conducted on the Bikini Atoll, later the site for a hydrogen bomb explosion, and were conducted under the auspices of the Bikini Atoll Native Plantain Mutation Assignment, BANPAMA, in an effort to produce an edible fruit for the army, that would not decay or degrade with age. The Plantain was selected since it has a tough outer cover that provides protection for the fruit; unfortunately, it is not very palatable when raw. The BANPAMA project was not particularly successful, as the resulting fruits were found to bruise easily. However, they were still fed to unsuspecting natives and servicemen, where they became quite a hit. Introduced to the U.S. as "Banamas" in 1951, by former military scientists who saw there was more money in agriculture than in early attempts at genetic engineering, they immediately became something of a rage. By 1958, "Bananas", as they were known by then, were grown throughout central and south america to feed the hungry U.S. market.

This would be a happy story of a great new food, if it weren't for the sinister secret that was brought to light in 1978 in early studies of "Garbology" (the study of garbage) by scientists from the University of Arizona: the military's original project was not a complete failure after all---although the fruit of the banana was quite vulnerable, the peel contained enzymes that render it impervious to virtually all biological action. In short, every banana peel ever grown until that time was still in existence. This discovery by Arizona scientists led to a series of startling and bizarre revelations, including the fact that since the late 1950's the U.S. military, in a surprisingly successful attempt to cover up their introduction of this non-degradable peel, had a veritable army of specially trained Banana Peel Retrieval Specialists arrayed across the country. Using infrared satellite images to locate suburban compost piles, these commandoes would strike in the dark of night, removing banana peels and replacing them with degradable facsimilies made from wheat, soy, marigold petals, and corn silks. Army experiments to train racoons and possums to do the retrieval were fairly successful, and these methods replaced the manual retrieval method over much of the country by the early 1970's.

The 1978 revelation, and the accompanying outcry, led to a crashprogram by the Department of Agriculture to develop a "Green"banana. By 1981 the program was deemed a success, having produced a banana that degraded slowly but completely, and then-President Ronald Reagan was able to unveil the new banana to coincide with a meeting with heads of state from several Central American countries. Reagan's comment that "I love these things, and I consider myself a Banana Republican", was considered in poor taste and hushed up by the then-malleable press.

So, the answer is: yes & no, for the past 13 years banana peels have been biodegradable. Banana peels from before 1981 are not degradable, and most of them are still in existence, buried in huge dumps at Hanford, WA and Oak Ridge, TN. Pilot incineration programs have been launched, and if all goes well the non-degradable banana peels will have been disposed of by the year 2015.
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10 cents per container is quite a lot.
As a kid I worked from 9 yeras old delivering or selling newspapers. Those jobs are not available anymore, but at 10 cents per bottle I would be self employed!

2 hours after school would have to net 100 bottles/cartons =$10 or $50 per week. For a 9 year old thats a few movies/popcorn and... [I edited it out but it was funny!].
As a kid back in the 70's fizzy drinks were sold in glass bottles - was a 10p deposit on each large (litre?) bottle. Drop the bottles off at any retailer (I guess they took more from the Bottler?).

For a kid finding a dozen or so was good business Especially when we discovered the local bottling plant

Of course all plastic now and the Fanta tastes like sh#t nowadays
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Doesn't it taste like #### Can you remeber the older version Hubly Bubly orange in the bottle with dents in, those tasted real good!
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Doesn't it taste like #### Can you remeber the older version Hubly Bubly orange in the bottle with dents in, those tasted real good!
Yeah and I'll let you into a secret........they still sell it in Thailand (well, up to around 4 years ago)......first time I tasted it was like being teleported back to 1976 . My guess is that the taste comes from a pound of sugar in every bottle , and 50% being the colouring .
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